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Northwestern Mutual is a great company with great people. The financial opportunities are limitless.

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Current Employee - Financial Representative in Frisco, TX
Current Employee - Financial Representative in Frisco, TX

I have been working at Northwestern Mutual full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people and opportunity. You are your own boss

Cons

You have to be the right person for the position. It is definitely difficult to separate work from personal.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Sales

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    Former Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - College Financial Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Performance based means strong income potential. $100/week stipend for attending an intern meeting on Friday afternoons. Forces you out of your comfort zone. Gives you a great idea of what the full-time position entails.

    Cons

    NWM does not give sales leads, they expect you to leverage your own family and friends to sell their products. If you do not stay with the company after your internship your time was essentially a marketing tool, delivering the company leads and clients (family and friends) for full-time agents to keep. Expected to constantly prospect, make 40+ phone calls, and keep at least three meetings per day. Sink or swim environment.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience, they make you feel like it's a million dollar, once in a lifetime opportunity that is unrivaled.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Intern - College Financial Representative in Greenwood Village, CO

    I have been working at Northwestern Mutual as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very high level professionals in the financial planning sector
    Learn valuable sales skills and people skills
    Experience of a "white collar" career
    Challenging going through the process of beginning

    Cons

    Management pushes the internship or full-time experience and over-hypes the training, experience, etc.
    Some people in this industry (as in any industry) are shady and desperate for their own survival
    Uncomfortable going through the process of beginning

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with what you say you're going to do (most higher level reps and managers do a very good job at this so it's surprising when someone doesn't)
    Continue to treat younger reps and interns with attention and respect to nourish them through the beginning stages, not everyone thrives in the dog-eat-dog environment

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